The Texas A&M University System is launching a comprehensive review to streamline operations and enhance efficiencies by contracting with MGT of America, Inc. to evaluate the A&M System’s organizational, management and business practices.
“This is another example of the A&M System working to ensure that we remain good stewards of the tax dollars entrusted to us by the citizens of Texas,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the A&M System. “This is particularly important during these tough economic times.”
The review will include analysis of the A&M System’s current organizational structure, the alignment of functions and responsibilities, departmental functions, staffing levels, shared services and budgeting. Recommendations may include short- and long-term changes to the A&M System’s organizational structure, including possible alternative organizational charts; identification of organizational migration strategies; management reporting; possible cost savings; business practices; shared services provided and staffing requirements.
The A&M System’s FY 2012 operating budget for all 19 members and the System Offices is $3.3 billion. The System Offices includes more than 300 employees, and has an operating budget of $30.5 million.
MGT of America, Inc. is a national consulting firm that has specialized in public sector management research and advice for more than 35 years and has worked with educational institutions in every state and several countries. In the past 15 years, the consulting firm has conducted more education-related engagements than any other consulting firm in the country.
About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $772 million and help drive the state’s economy.